Max 360C to Redline 360C upgrade options

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Watching the various reviews it's clear the Redline 360c outperforms the Max 360c I've got while keeping all of the nice Internet features. (My car has a built in hotspot I pay $20/mo for and the Max 360c uses it.) Also, it looks like the Redline 360c will use the same blendmount and power hardline I've got so from an effort perspective it's an easy upgrade. But I wouldn't mind not taking such a big hit financially.

Escort will give me $120 trade-in for my Max 360c...would I be better off trying to sell it? How much would it be worth? (I just did the iPhone trade in with Apple because it was the easiest option, so I don't wanna go through a lot of hassle selling it.) There's a few eBay sales in the $500 range, and nothing on the local Craigslist. If anyone else has upgraded, what did you do with your Max 360c? (I've got another car, but it's a truck and I don't really feel the need to run a RD in it.)
 

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You'll probably get close to what you mentioned for your M360C if you sell it yourself. Escort products are a hot commodity on eBay.
 

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Watching the various reviews it's clear the Redline 360c outperforms the Max 360c I've got while keeping all of the nice Internet features. (My car has a built in hotspot I pay $20/mo for and the Max 360c uses it.) Also, it looks like the Redline 360c will use the same blendmount and power hardline I've got so from an effort perspective it's an easy upgrade. But I wouldn't mind not taking such a big hit financially.

Escort will give me $120 trade-in for my Max 360c...would I be better off trying to sell it? How much would it be worth? (I just did the iPhone trade in with Apple because it was the easiest option, so I don't wanna go through a lot of hassle selling it.) There's a few eBay sales in the $500 range, and nothing on the local Craigslist. If anyone else has upgraded, what did you do with your Max 360c? (I've got another car, but it's a truck and I don't really feel the need to run a RD in it.)
If you're sticking with Escort, I would sell the 360c on the open market. It may take a little longer, but I believe you'll get more for it.
Check some of @Vortex reviews on the Max 360c. I'm not positive, but I think it performs fairly well. Don't get me wrong, the RL360c is a beast, but is it worth the tradeoff in price?
 

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If you're going to upgrade to the Redline, it would be better to sell the Max 360 in the marketplace. The best way to judge how much you're likely going to get for it is by looking at the classified section here, Ebay, Craigslist, etc. That should give you a decent history of what they've sold for.

I've sold a number of detectors and lidar guns and always sell them here. You're generally going to get less $$ here versus selling on Ebay but you're also dealing with people on the forum that as a group, tend to look out for each other. Your other option, unless you definitely want an Escort product, would be to hold onto your Max 360 for now, see what Radenso's new detector (Theia) looks like when it launches, and then make your decision. Theia will likely be priced a little bit higher than the Redline 360c but it may also offer more. If you're not in a big hurry and you already have a good detector, why not wait a few more months?
 

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Watching the various reviews it's clear the Redline 360c outperforms the Max 360c I've got while keeping all of the nice Internet features. (My car has a built in hotspot I pay $20/mo for and the Max 360c uses it.) Also, it looks like the Redline 360c will use the same blendmount and power hardline I've got so from an effort perspective it's an easy upgrade. But I wouldn't mind not taking such a big hit financially.

Escort will give me $120 trade-in for my Max 360c...would I be better off trying to sell it? How much would it be worth? (I just did the iPhone trade in with Apple because it was the easiest option, so I don't wanna go through a lot of hassle selling it.) There's a few eBay sales in the $500 range, and nothing on the local Craigslist. If anyone else has upgraded, what did you do with your Max 360c? (I've got another car, but it's a truck and I don't really feel the need to run a RD in it.)
In the unlikely instance that you might live in or be regularly driving through NJ or OH, a consideration for the upgrade decision would be that the R360c does not have X-band front/rear arrow capability whereas the 360/360c does.

Selling the 360c yourself will bring much more money. If you do trade it, be sure to ask Escort to transfer any unexpired Defender Database subscription that you may have paid for from your trade-in to your new purchase. Such transfers are not direct (paid subscriptions are bonded to the RD's serial number) but Escort will normally just extend your new detector's subscription by the unexpired time on your trade-in (at least they have in the past). If you use the cloud Database exclusively this will not be a consideration.
 

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I would just sell in the open marketplace on here. But in my opinion would wait on the up and coming Theia to see how it performs against the RL360c!
 

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I would just sell in the open marketplace on here. But in my opinion would wait on the up and coming Theia to see how it performs against the RL360c!

As much as I appreciate the Theia hype it will be expensive and have additional costs. New blendmount, new hardwire install. The advantage of the RL 360 upgrade is that it works with the current install. Truly "plug and play" for me.
 

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As much as I appreciate the Theia hype it will be expensive and have additional costs. New blendmount, new hardwire install. The advantage of the RL 360 upgrade is that it works with the current install. Truly "plug and play" for me.
That’s true, which is what I will also have to consider as I have a blendmount for my v1g2.
 

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